TREE 1-0 FOOTBALL
Where would football fans be without the humble tree? Locked out of non-league grounds on FA Cup third round day without a hope of watching a giant-killing for a start. Indeed, so integral is this 100-year-old tree to Paraguayan second-tier outfit Resistencia, the club simply built around it when constructing a new stand. “It’s probably our most faithful fan,” laughed president Roberto Garcete in giving the tree its own shirt and season ticket, “because it’s here 24 hours a day.” What an in-tree-guing thing to do. Sorry.